WebSite-Watcher Alternatives

    WebSite-Watcher is described as 'detects website updates and highlights all changes in the text. WebSite-Watcher monitors web pages, password protected pages, discussion forums and much more' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WebSite-Watcher for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, SaaS, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Huginn, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WebSite-Watcher are Distill Web Monitor (Freemium), UptimeRobot (Freemium), Google Alerts (Free) and PolitePol (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

    1. Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph.
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    2. Distill is a web monitoring tool. It can monitor RSS feeds, a webpage or a part of webpage. Alerts in the form of pop-up, audio or emails can be received. Featured highlights: • Content selection from any webpage including iframes.
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      Most users think Distill Web Monitor is a great alternative to WebSite-Watcher.

    3. Dashboard with 50 Monitors, Checked Every 5 Minutes, Totally Free. Monitor HTTP(S), Ping, Port and check Keywords. Get alerted via e-mail, SMS, Twitter, web-hooks or push. View uptime, downtime and response times.
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      UptimeRobot vs WebSite-Watcher opinions
      This alternative is disputed. UptimeRobot is still a legitimate alternative to WebSite-Watcher, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      only monitor for availability of website, not content.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      UptimeRobot only monitor for availability of website, not content.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Website watcher monitors changes to the content of a web page uptimerobots main function is to check for a web page being down (i.e. not available) which is something else IMHO.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      Two totally different functions
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    4. Google Alerts will send you email or RSS updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on any topic or search term of your choice.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      Online tool for creation of RSS feeds for any web page.

    5. Generate RSS out of any website.
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    6. Update Scanner is a Firefox extension to monitor web pages for updates. Useful for websites that dont provide Atom or RSS feeds.
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    7. Create feed from elements (e.g. links) extracted from a given web page
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
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      Visualping is the easiest to use website change monitoring, website change detector and website change alert software of the web.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      The easiest way to create an RSS feed from a web page. You do not need any skill. Just input the address of a page, choose a suitable version from proposed and you will get a feed.
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